Month: November 2017

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Grenada Seeing Rise in Luxury Cruise Calls

 By Dana Niland CJ Contributor As Grenada looks towards projected growth for the upcoming cruise season, officials are particularly enthusiastic about the luxury brands coming to the destination, according to the Grenada Tourism Authority. In the past two weeks, Grenada …

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Air France’s New Atlanta-Guadeloupe Flights

 By the Caribbean Journal staff There’s a new way to get to the French Caribbean. French national carrier Air France launches a new nonstop route between Atlanta’s Hartsfield Jackson International Airport and the French Caribbean department of Guadeloupe on Tuesday. …

St Lucia’s Castles in Paradise Expands

 By the Caribbean Journal staff The Castles in Paradise villa resort in St Lucia has expanded with a new wing of apartment units at its Vieux Fort property. Castles in Paradise, the only villa resort in the south of St …

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 By the Caribbean Journal staff The Turks and Caicos’ Sailrock Resort is planning to reopen in December after suffering damage from this fall’s hurricanes. The South Caicos resort, which first opened at the beginning of the year, will open for …

 By the Caribbean Journal staff The Dominican Republic has long been one of the centers of Caribbean rummaking, and now it will soon have a festival worthy of that heritage. The “Dominican Rum Festival” is coming to Puerto Plata, which …

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 By the Caribbean Journal staff SBE has debuted its first-ever hotel in the Caribbean with the official launch of the new SLS Baha Mar in Nassau. SLS is the second brand to debut at the Nassau megaresort, following the launch …

Norwegian Growth

 By the Caribbean Journal staff Low-cost air carrier Norwegian continues to show surging growth, according to the latest traffic numbers released by the company. The European-based carrier that also flies to the Caribbean reported 3.1 million passengers in October, a …

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 By the Caribbean Journal staff Turks and Caicos’ Ocean Club resort reopens Monday, Nov. 20, the property announced. The resort had been closed in the aftermath of Hurricanes Irma and Maria. Ocean Club features a range of accommodations from smaller …

 By the Caribbean Journal staff Carnival Cruise Line is planning an expansion of cruise offerings from New Orleans, with a focus on shorter getaways. Beginning in 2019, Carnival will be shifting its Carnival Valor shift to New Orleans to begin …

 By the Caribbean Journal staff The latest Caribbean Photo comes from Caribbean Journal subscriber Mark Douglas, who sent in this very pretty shot of sunset at the Royal Suites Turquesa in Punta Cana, Dominican Republic. Have you taken a great …

bermuda tourism goals

 By the Caribbean Journal staff The island of Bermuda is seeing a boom in tourism spending so far in 2017, according to the latest data from the Bermuda Tourism Authority. Bermuda, buoyed by its hosting of the America’s Cup sailing …

 By the Caribbean Journal staff Carnival Cruise Line is looking to expand its cruise offerings from its Gulf Coast cruising hub in Galveston, Texas, according to the company. Carnival will be launching new four and five-day cruises to Mexico year-round …

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 By the Caribbean Journal staff Turks and Caicos’ COMO Parrot Cay resort has announced plans to reopen. The property will be opening for the holiday season, with a targeted reopening date of Dec. 15, according to the resort’s Facebook page. …

 By the Caribbean Journal staff Luxury cruise line Regent Seven Seas is planning to launch a new ship. The company, which specializes in luxury all inclusive cruises, will launch Seven Seas Splendor in 2020, the company announced this week. Seven …

 By the Caribbean Journal staff One of the British Virgin Islands’ most beloved boutique hotels is reopening its doors in the wake of Hurricanes Irma and Maria. The Sugar Mill Hotel has announced it will be reopening on Dec. 1 …

 By the Caribbean Journal staff The United Kingdom’s Prince Charles is visiting the Caribbean this weekend. Prince Charles is making his first official visits to Antigua and Barbuda, the British Virgin Islands and Dominica, in the wake of last month’s …

 The Caribbean’s tourism season is about to heat up. But if you’re planning a new getaway to the islands right now, the good news is that there are some deals to be found, particularly on your flight. That’s where Fareness …

 By Dana NilandCJ Contributor Haiti-based Sunrise Airways is launching a new nonstop service between its hub at Toussaint Louverture International Airport in Port-au-Prince And Hato International Airport in Curaçao. The new twice-weekly service, the carrier’s first ever flights to and …